The Renfrew Center Eating Disorder Treatment Facility

1-800-RENFREW

First in Eating Disorders

Since 1985, The Renfrew Centers have been providing clinical excellence within a nurturing environment  empowering adolescent girls and women to change their lives.

Renfrew Boston Eating Disorder Treatment Center

The Renfrew Center of Boston

870R Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
1-800-RENFREW (736-3739)
Fax: 617-278-6386

Programs:

Day Treatment
Intensive Outpatient
Outpatient Services

The Renfrew Center of Boston specializes in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and related mental illnesses. Programming consists of a comprehensive range of services including day treatment, intensive outpatient and group therapy.

Directions:

Directions to The Renfrew Center of Boston
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Parking can be found near the The Renfrew Center of Boston at 925 Commonwealth Avenue (next to the Agganis Athletic Arena), Boston, MA 02215. Once parked, please take the east elevators from the garage which will be the closest entrance to The Renfrew Center of Boston. Public transportation is available through the Green B Line and exiting at the Boston University West stop. The Renfrew Center of Boston entrance is at the rear of 870 Commonwealth Avenue.

Alumni Testimonial:

"Renfrew provided me a safe place to learn, heal and grow. For the first time, I was surrounded by a community that understood what I was struggling with, and supported and empowered me."

-Abby LeBarron • Alumna, The Renfrew Center of Boston

Click here to read Abby's full testimonial.


Meet Our Clinical Leaders:

Lori Ciotti, LICSW, CEDS, is the Regional Assistant Vice President of Operations for The Renfrew Centers. Ms. Ciotti received her Bachelor's degree from Tufts University and her Master's degree in Social Work from Simmons College. Prior to opening Renfrew’s Massachusetts site in 2014, she was the Corporate Clinic Director for a multi-site mental health facility in the Boston area. Ms. Ciotti is a frequent speaker at professional events and on college campuses about the risks and treatment of eating disorders, and has been featured in The Boston Globe, Health magazine, SELF magazine, and Today.com.

Kristen Ulrich, LICSW, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Boston. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Westfield State College and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College School of Social Work. Prior to joining Renfrew, Ms. Ulrich served as the Director of an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic in the greater Boston area. She has worked in a variety of settings with different patient populations, including clients with co-morbid trauma histories, depression, anxiety, and self-injurious behavior. Ms. Ulrich is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Massachusetts Chapter.

Roni Levy, MA, is Team Leader and Primary Therapist at The Renfrew Center of Boston where she spearheads the substance use track, runs a weekly Relational Process Group and leads the outpatient Aftercare Group. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Professional Psychology Track, from Lesley University and is currently working towards her LMHC credential. Ms. Levy has extensive experience in the treatment of eating disorders, working in all levels of care. More specifically, she has worked with children and adolescents on inpatient psychiatric units and with students transitioning back to school. 

Lacey Vogel, LMHC, is Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of Boston. She joined the Boston team in 2017 as a Primary Therapist and was promoted to the Team Leader role in 2019. Ms. Vogel received her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine. She has extensive experience treating athletes with eating disorders and has a special interest in working with patients with trauma histories. Ms. Vogel oversees the trauma track for patients at the Boston site. Prior to joining Renfrew, she worked at an adolescent day treatment program for those diagnosed with major mental illness. She also has a background working with all genders and ages with eating disorders at the residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care. 


Events:

The Renfrew Center's 2019 Alumni Winter Event

The Winding Road of Recovery:
Handling the Speed Bumps and Pitfalls

The road to recovery can consist of unpredictable twists, turns and bends, but there is certainty in knowing others have traveled a similar road and found the straightway. Join us for an enlightening and supportive two-hour workshop that will explore the speed bumps that may arise this time of year and strategize a plan to keep you on the path to recovery, no matter how windy it maybe.

This workshop will focus on:

  • Identifying common speed bumps and pitfalls during the holidays.
  • Using experiential therapy to experience how recovery is not a linear process.
  • Developing a plan, should a slip-up occur, that can be shared with supports and an outpatient team.

FREE workshop for Renfrew Alumni • Light refreshments will be served

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Boston

Click here to register!

For questions, please contact Renfrew's Alumni Services Coordinator, Erin Birely, LCPC, at ebirely@renfrewcenter.com.


Announcements:

The Renfrew Center of Boston offers the following groups:

Aftercare Group 
This group 
is for adolescent girls and women who are alumni of Renfrew’s higher levels of care and who are working toward recovery from anorexia, bulimia or disordered eating patterns involving binge eating or restricting. Led by a licensed clinician, the group provides a safe atmosphere where group members will explore eating disorder triggers as well as issues concerning body image, relationships, work, and school. Members of the group are required to be followed by an outpatient therapist in order to participate.

This group is for patients who do not require a higher level of care such as Day Treatment or IOP.

Young Adult Group

Date: Meets on Wednesday Evenings 
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Boston

Mixed Ages Group

Date: Meets on Monday Evenings 
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Boston

Thirty Something and Beyond Aftercare Group
This group 
is for women who are alumni of Renfrew’s higher levels of care and who are working toward recovery from anorexia, bulimia or disordered eating patterns involving binge eating or restricting. Led by a licensed clinician, the group provides a safe atmosphere where group members will explore eating disorder triggers as well as issues concerning body image, relationships, work, and other midlife challenges. Members of the group are required to be followed by an outpatient therapist in order to participate.

This group is for patients who do not require a higher level of care such as Day Treatment or IOP.

Date: Meets on Thursday Evenings 
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Boston

Support Persons Community Group
Those who are impacted by a loved one with an eating disorder - siblings, parents, spouses, friends, partners, significant others, or caretakers - often need additional support during the treatment process. This group is offered bi-weekly to anyone viewed as a Support Person.

Attendees receive guidance from clinical staff and each other, while learning how to effectively communicate with their loved one and help them move forward in their recovery. Participants also discuss The Renfrew Center Treatment Model for Eating Disorders® and gain an understanding of how it serves as the foundation for their loved one’s treatment.

Date: Meets Bi-Weekly on Wednesday Evenings 
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Boston


For more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact 1-800-RENFREW.